The European Commission has launched new calls for proposals under the Pilot projects (PP) and Preparatory Actions (PA). A Pilot Project is an initiative of an experimental nature designed to test the feasibility of an action and its usefulness and lasts not more than two years. A Preparatory Action – normally the successor of a successful pilot project on the same matter – is designed to prepare new actions like EU policies, legislation, programmes etc. with funding for not more than three years.
Preparatory Action – Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees (PPPA-SPORT-2021-INCLUSION-REFUGEES)
The current preparatory action will support the identification of good practices in Europe and the development of methods to assess their impact in a systematic and replicable manner. The specific objective of this action is to promote the direct engagement of refugees and host communities within the EU and to promote a Europe-wide approach, increasing the potential for European host communities to successfully engage and integrate refugees through sport. The term “refugee” indicates people having formal refugee status in an EU Member State as well as people who have officially applied for refugee status in the EU and whose applications have not yet been processed. People with a migration background who are not “refugees” are excluded from the scope of this call for proposals. The implementation of the preparatory action will take due regard to complementarity with the EU Erasmus+ Sport programme, with the actions eligible under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), as well as with those currently funded under the pilot project ‘promoting health-enhancing physical activity across Europe.’
The deadline for applications is the 16th of June 2021. The available call budget is EUR1.9M€. The co-financing rate fixed from the EU grant may not exceed 80% of the total costs.
For more information, please visit the Commission’s website.
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